It may not be well known, but in New York, strikers – like the Verizon ones – are able to collect unemployment insurance while striking.It’s about time we expose the audacity of union employees collecting benefits during their time of voluntary unemployment. It is unconscionable that pro-union policies allow their members to deplete the state unemployment coffers into which hard working employers contribute for their employees. The present job environment is quite disparaging. With 9.2% unemployment and people desperate for work, unemployment insurance funds are already running at empty. That workers with jobs (like Verizon) are exhausting it further by claiming funds when they have elected to not work is despicable. Viewing this practice in tough economic times like these lets one see how truly outrageous it is. This policy must be reversed.